School board to hold public hearing on Pointers Run...

Education Digest

March 13, 2002

School board to hold public hearing on Pointers Run borders

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the boundary adjustments for Pointers Run Elementary School at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Those who wish to testify should sign up in advance. Speakers should supply 15 written copies of the testimony at the time of their presentation.

Information or to sign up to testify: 410-313-7197 or 410-313- 6682.

Workshop on college set at Hammond High

The PTSAs and guidance offices of Hammond, Long Reach and Oakland Mills high schools will sponsor a College Visions Workshop, for high school students and their parents, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia.

Workshops will be available on college life, the college application process, a black students guide to college, financial aid, Maryland state scholarships, students with disabilities, testing, preparing an essay, college visits, athletics and other topics.

The program is open to all Howard County students and their parents. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Information: 301-776-1988.

HCC Alumni Evening to feature play by Luce

Howard Community College will present an Alumni Evening at the Theatre to see the Rep Stage production of William Luce's play about poet Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst, tomorrow in the college's Smith Theatre. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. HCC alumni and friends will have an informal reunion and wine-and-cheese reception at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20. Proceeds will go to the HCC Alumni and Friends Scholarship Endowment.

Information: 410-772-4452.

Home-school group sets monthly Columbia meeting

The Columbia Homeschool Community will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 20 at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The discussion topic will be "How To Avoid Homeschool Burnout." The meeting is open to the public. Admission is free.

Information: Susan Kaczmarek, 301-596-6626.

Acupuncture institute revamps masters program

Tai Sophia Institute, the new name for the Columbia-based Traditional Acupuncture Institute, has changed the format of its new master's program in botanical healing to create flexibility for students who work part time while in the program or have other obligations.

The new format, which begins in the fall, will consist of classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. two days a week and one weekend a month. Class work will take about 27 months. Students now attend classes four days a week.

The institute has been accepted by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as a candidate for accreditation.

Information: 410-997-4888.

Educator to discuss disabled gifted students

Parents are invited to attend a presentation by educator Susan Baum on gifted students with learning disabilities, "Smart and Not Smart: Exploring the World of Learning Disabled/Gifted Students," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 2 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

The talk is sponsored by the Gifted and Talented Education Program of the Howard County Public School System.

Information or registration: Virginia Barnard, 410-313-6800.

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